Africa Health Research Institute: Statistician II

Company Africa Health Research Institute
Reference # SOM/STAT/006/2021/MAY
Published 07/06/2021
Contract Type Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The Statistician II will work on a project that will compare national COVID diagnostic testing systems across a range of countries including South Africa, to examine the impact on mortality, lockdown periods, and economic activity (the Optimising Coronavirus Testing Systems study The position will be primarily based at the Somkhele site, Mtubatuba, but may be expected to make occasional visits to the Durban site.
Job Functions Academic,Analysis,Clinical,Data Analysis,Data Management,Information Technology,Mathematics, Statistics and Information,Other Research Development, Science and Scientific Research,Research,Research and Development,Science,Statistics
Industries Academic,Healthcare,Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Research,Science & Technology
The Statistician II will be part of the Biostatistics department at AHRI,.
Minimum Qualifications

1. A postgraduate qualification (MSc or PhD) in statistics

Minimum Experience

1. 2 years’ practical experience of working as an applied medical statistician.
2. Experience of advanced quantitative data analysis
3. Experience analysing health information from demographic surveillance and/or routine data collection
4. Excellent knowledge of a statistical software package (e.g, R, Stata or SAS)
5. Experience of data linkage and good understanding of data linkage methods would be an advantage
6. Good understanding of relational databases
7. Working knowledge of database management software

Skills Required

1. Numeracy, pattern recognition
2. Good planning, organisational and administrative skills
3. Problem analysis and assessment
4. Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
5. Information gathering and monitoring

Please note that only those candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work visa holders.

AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Job Closing Date 09/06/2021